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9:50 AM ET, March 21, 2011

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Guardian:
Gaddafi may become target of air strikes, Liam Fox admits  —  Coalition forces accused of mission creep and disproportionate action against Tripoli  —  America, France and Britain - the leaders of the coalition's air attacks on Libya - were struggling to maintain international support for their actions …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Boehner wants Obama to explain US role in Libya
Discussion: The Politico and CNN
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Just a Bad, Bad Idea  —  At the end of last week I couldn't help tweeting that everything I was seeing in Libya was bringing out my inner foreign policy Realist.  And everything I've seen this weekend has confirmed me in that view.  Indeed, there are so many reasons this strikes me as a bad idea I really hardly know where to start.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Hullabaloo
Paul Krugman:
Rantings of an Ex-Maestro  —  Some people have asked me for reactions to this piece by Alan Greenspan (pdf) on how Obama's activism is preventing economic recovery.  I could go through the weak reasoning, the shoddy econometrics that ignores a large literature on business investment and ignores simultaneity problems, etc., etc..
Michelle Malkin:
Hey, NPR: Fund your own lame liberal humor — and leave my family alone  —  If the obscure and has-been comedians who appear on National Public Radio want to mock conservatives and spread left-wing propaganda, they should do it on their own damned dime.  —  The government-sponsored radio …
Discussion: Moe Lane and MiamiHerald.com
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
A Very Liberal Intervention  —  In its month-long crab walk toward a military confrontation with Libya's Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Obama administration has delivered a clinic in the liberal way of war.  —  Just a week ago, as the tide began to turn against the anti-Qaddafi rebellion …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Nader: Obama should be impeached for ‘war crimes’  —  Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader says that President Obama should be impeached for committing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.  —  The consumer advocate and former presidential candidate said in an interview that aired Friday …
John / Power Line:
Sarah Palin In Jerusalem  —  Liberals love to insult Sarah Palin's intelligence.  It's not a subject on which I have any particular opinion, except to note that, apparently by a remarkable coincidence, her judgment is correct on just about every subject.  For instance, Israel.
New York Times:
Libya Releases 4 Times Journalists  —  TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan government released four detained New York Times journalists Monday, six days after they were captured while covering the conflict between government and rebel forces in the eastern city of Ajdabiya.  They were released into the custody of Turkish diplomats.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE ‘GANG OF 64’ NEEDS SOME HELP.... Late Friday, shortly before the Senate recessed and its members left town, a group of 64 senators sent a letter to President Obama, seeking some help on fiscal issues.  —  The group was organized by Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) …
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The War on Warren  —  Last week, at a House hearing on financial institutions and consumer credit, Republicans lined up to grill and attack Elizabeth Warren, the law professor and bankruptcy expert who is in charge of setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Liberty Chick / Big Government:
SEIU Hit With RICO Lawsuit, Blames Hunton and Williams and...Koch Brothers  —  After years of being harassed by the purple people beaters, one company has finally said ENOUGH.  —  In a press release issued Thursday, Sodexo USA announced that the company has filed a civil lawsuit …
The Hill:
Obama leads in March Madness picks  —  President Obama's probably hoping he put some money on his March Madness picks, if he hasn't already.  —  After a weekend's worth of basketball, the president's picks are among the most prescient, after two rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Discussion: Politics Daily and Washington Post
BBC:
Tripoli blast as coalition action goes on  —  Libya said it was ordering all its forces to observe an immediate ceasefire  —  The Pentagon expects to hand over control of allied military operations in Libya “in a matter of days”, either to a UK-France coalition or to Nato, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
 
 
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Discussion: CNN and Washington Monthly
Juan Williams / The Hill:
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Aljazeera:
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
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Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Scared Monkeys
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Times's Online Pay Model Was Years in the Making
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Discussion: Modeled Behavior
Robin Yapp / Telegraph:
Obama says US to be major purchaser of Brazilian oil
Daily Mail:
U.S. strikes against Gaddafi's forces branded ‘a success’ as bombed out tanks and cars litter the roads near Benghazi
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Saif Gadhafi ‘Surprised’ by Coalition Attack, Says Americans Supporting Terrorists
Simmi Aujla / The Politico:
Lugar sees Libya attack as dangerous